The New York Times opinion by Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu included these thoughts “Beijing has made winning the race to artificial intelligence [A.I.] a national obsession, devoting billions of dollars to the cause and setting 2030 as the target year for world dominance. Not to be outdone, President Vladimir Putin of Russia recently declared that whoever masters A.I. “will become the ruler of the world.”” The October 7, 2019 opinion entitled “America’s Risky Approach to Artificial Intelligence” included these comments:
If the race for powerful A.I. is indeed a race among civilizations for control of the future, the United States and European nations should be spending at least 50 times the amount they do on public funding of basic A.I. research.
Their model should be the research that led to the internet, funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency, created by the Eisenhower administration and arguably the most successful publicly funded science project in American history.
What does Watson think?
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